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Ozone-Depleting Substance (ODS)

A family of man-made compounds that includes, but is not limited to: chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs); bromofluorocarbons (halons); methyl chloroform; carbon tetrachloride; methyl bromide; and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). 

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Carbon Footprint

The total amount of greenhouse gases emitted directly or indirectly through an activity or from a product, company or person, typically expressed in equivalent tons of either carbon or carbon dioxide. Methods of calculation have yet to be standardized.

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